Thursday, January 4, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo #165

Usagi Yojimbo #165 concludes the three-part story of "The Mouse Trap" as the thief Nezumi continues to help Usagi and Inspector Ishida's investigation into the Black Goblin Gang, the recent murders (one of which the thief was framed for), and the theft of silver, all of which seem to lead back to a mysterious master of the gang.

With the help of both Nezumi and a reluctant snitch, our intrepid investigators stumble on the secret meeting of the gang and are able to swiftly put an end to their mischief once and for all. While the mysterious leader gets away without his identity being disclosed there are clues to his identity if you know where to look in each of these three issues.

Although the gang itself has been decimated, the true villain remains at large suggesting possible further trouble for Ishida and Usagi somewhere down the line. For now though, it seems like our rabbit ronin's wanderings will continue in a new upcoming mini-series Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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